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2020 Feb 01

Pain Med



Continuous Transversus Abdominis Plane Block for Primary Open Inguinal Hernia Repair: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial.


Flaherty JM, Auyong DB, Yuan SC, Lin S-E, Meier AW, Biehl TR, Helton SW, Slee A, Hanson NA
Pain Med. 2020 Feb 01; 21(2):e201-e207.
PMID: 31670776.


Patients undergoing open inguinal hernia repair may experience moderate to severe postoperative pain. We assessed opioid consumption in subjects who received a continuous transversus abdominis plane block in addition to standard multimodal analgesia.